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What About Joan? is an American sitcom that aired on ABC for two seasons of 21 episodes during 2001. It starred Joan Cusack as Joan Gallagher, a Chicago schoolteacher and the comedy of her day-to-day life. It co-starred Kyle Chandler. It was produced by James L. Brooks, Richard Sakai, David Richardson, and Ed Weinberger.

What About Joan
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Created byGwen Macsai
Written byPaige Bernhardt
Chris Downey
Directed byEd Weinberger
StarringJoan Cusack
Kyle Chandler
Donna Murphy
Jessica Lynn
Bruce Jarchow
Lora Starkman
Kellie Shanygne Williams
Composer(s)James S. Levine
Country of originUnited States
Original language(s)English
No. of seasons2
No. of episodes21 (10 unaired)
Executive producer(s)Adam Belanoff
Producer(s)Josh Greene
Editor(s)Deborah Gavlak
Running time30 minutes
Production company(s)Gracie Films
Columbia TriStar Television
DistributorSony Pictures Television
Original networkABC
Original releaseMarch 27 (2001-03-27) –
October 9, 2001 (2001-10-09)



Joan Cusack played a high school teacher on the verge of a deepening relationship with Chandler. It was filmed before a live studio audience in Chicago and edited in Los Angeles. Joan's apartment was supposed to be located in the Ravenswood neighborhood of Chicago.



Season 1: 2001Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
11"Pilot"TBATBAMarch 27, 2001 (2001-03-27)
22"Sex Talk"TBATBAApril 3, 2001 (2001-04-03)
33"The Proposal"TBATBAApril 10, 2001 (2001-04-10)
44"Joan Meets the Parents"TBATBAApril 17, 2001 (2001-04-17)
55"Free Speech"TBATBAApril 24, 2001 (2001-04-24)
66"Joan's Sister Visits"TBATBAMay 1, 2001 (2001-05-01)
77"Maeve"TBATBAMay 8, 2001 (2001-05-08)
88"Ruby Doobie Doo"TBATBAMay 15, 2001 (2001-05-15)
99"Betsy's Wedding"TBATBAMay 22, 2001 (2001-05-22)
1010"Mr. Roboto"TBATBAUnaired
1111"Quid Pro Quo"TBATBAUnaired
1212"Joan Sets Up Alice"TBATBAUnaired
1313"The Curse of the Sweater"TBATBAUnaired

Season 2: 2001Edit

No. in
Title Directed by Written by Original air date
141"My Dinner with Jake"TBATBAOctober 2, 2001 (2001-10-02)
152"Quiet Time"TBATBAOctober 9, 2001 (2001-10-09)
163"No Bar Is an Island"TBATBAUnaired
174"Testing, Testing"TBATBAUnaired
185"It's a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad Joan"TBATBAUnaired
196"Green Bay"TBATBAUnaired
207"You Can't Go Home Again"TBATBAUnaired
218"Jake's Dilemma"TBATBAUnaired


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